Longtime Grand County and Kremmling citizen Vera Shay dies | SkyHiNews.com

Longtime Grand County and Kremmling citizen Vera Shay dies

Vera Marie Stathos Shay


Vera Marie Stathos Shay left this world for a better place but will forever be in our hearts. Vera Marie was born to Nick and Catherine Stathos on July 12, 1930 in Denver, Colorado. At 2 years old, Vera moved with her mother, father, brother and sister to Granby, starting her love of trains following her father as he worked as a railroad section foreman. Vera attended school in Granby through the 8th grade before moving to Kremmling to attend high school. After high school, Vera worked as a switchboard operator until she met Robert Shay. On May 31, 1953, Bob and Vera were married. To this union was born two children, Lisa Marie and Michael Lee.

Vera devoted her life to raising her daughter and son while helping her husband with the bookkeeping for his business. She also loved her family and loved being a sister, aunt, and great aunt. But she still found time to design greeting cards, be an award-winning artist and enjoy writing poetry and short stories with the Rough Writers as well as starting her day with coffee with the Moose Gang.

Vera will be missed by her family, friends, and the community. She is survived by her daughter Lisa (Mark) Brownson and son Mike; her sister LaVerne (Lloyd) Bock; sister-in-law Jeanne Stathos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband Bob and brother Marion precede her in death.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grand County Library. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kremmling Community Church. Interment will be at Kremmling Cemetery.

Leave a condolence for the family, share a story about Vera, make a donation or add a photo to Vera’s “Book of Memories” at http://www.grandcountymortuary.com/. Mark H. Shearon, funeral director, Grand County Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements, 970-725-9010.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User